COPY the following into your notes For each item coming, we will discuss the following 6 aspects: • Item: what is it? • Function: what is it for? • Elements & Principles: what stands out? • Materials: what is it made of? • Considerations: what did the designer have to think about in creating this design? • Target Audience: who is it for?
Inspired by patterned dishware from Uzbekistan, the Ouzbek plate from Tsé & Tsé is a chic accent piece. From East Coast Living: http://eastcoastliving.ca/2012/04/eastern-accents/
The new Farmhouse chair from Bend Seating features a backrest design that echoes the architecture of old Amish barns. From East Coast Living: http://eastcoastliving.ca/2012/03/sitting-pretty/
A playful ode to 1960s modern design, the curved cherrywood console is bluetooth-enabled and can stream music from any wireless device. Racicot spent six months on the project. “It has to look as good as it sounds,” he says. From East Coast Living: http://eastcoastliving.ca/2012/03/perfect-pitch/ DESIGNER DISH
From Inhabitat.com: http://inhabitat.com/top-6-examples-of-high-tech-fashion/#more-437998 Richard Nicoll’s Birkin-inspired Bag That Also Hides a Phone Charger Richard Nicoll’s gorgeous handbag may take its inspiration from the Hermes Birkin, but it one-ups Jane’s bag by offering a hidden cable that’s capable of charging your cell phone or tablet! The bag itself charges magnetically through induction, storing enough electricity for a couple of days’ worth of use. “We wanted to create a collaborative product that fused fashion and technology,” Nicoll said in a press release. The designer worked with Vodafone to make his concept a reality.
FIND YOUR OWN! Using the magazines provided, find a design that you think is interesting. Write out a brief explanation of the 6 aspects for your design (as we did together). You will hand in the design and your explanation together.